Congratulations to Deacon Greg! His book A Deacon Prays: Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life (Ava Maria Press) was awarded first place in the category of Prayer: Collections of Prayers at the 2022 Catholic Media Association conference in Portland, Oregon, on July 7.

First Place, Prayer: Collections of Prayers
A Deacon Prays: Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life
Deacon Greg Kandra, Ave Maria Press

The judges noted:
In his introduction, Kandra sets the tone for the book, writing, “The diaconate, by its very nature, is a ministry of doing. Deacons are rarely still.” If they do take time to be still, they will find this book full of simple, grounded prayers. Several categories target deacons, such as “Prayers for Ministry” and “Diaconal Prayers.” Other categories, for example, “Prayers for Daily Life” or “Seasonal Prayers,” will strike a chord with any person looking to enrich their lives with short insightful reflections.

A complete list of winners can be found here

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